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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 11:44 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200510-17 ] AbiWord: New RTF import buffer overflows Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: AbiWord: New RTF import buffer overflows (GLSA 200510-17)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: October 20, 2005
Bug(s): #109157
ID: 200510-17

Synopsis


AbiWord is vulnerable to an additional set of buffer overflows during RTF
import, making it vulnerable to the execution of arbitrary code.


Background


AbiWord is a free and cross-platform word processing program. It
allows to import RTF files into AbiWord documents.


Affected Packages

Package: app-office/abiword
Vulnerable: < 2.2.11
Unaffected: >= 2.2.11
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Chris Evans discovered a different set of buffer overflows than
the one described in GLSA 200509-20 in the RTF import function in
AbiWord.


Impact


An attacker could design a malicious RTF file and entice a user to
import it in AbiWord, potentially resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running AbiWord.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All AbiWord users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/abiword-2.2.11"


References

GLSA-200509-20
CAN-2005-2972


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